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Old 13-07-2014, 08:41   #1
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Dutchman boom brake

I have a homemade prevent that works fine. I used a Dutchman boom brake t few weeks ago and see some advantages to it. It is a very easy item that works off of friction. I looked up the cost and saw that they are $299. Seems very expensive for a small item. Does anyone have a site that I can look at that offers it for less? Thanks


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Re: Dutchman boom brake

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I have a homemade prevent that works fine. I used a Dutchman boom brake t few weeks ago and see some advantages to it. It is a very easy item that works off of friction. I looked up the cost and saw that they are $299. Seems very expensive for a small item. Does anyone have a site that I can look at that offers it for less? Thanks


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have used the dutchman on 2 boats.

The cost of NOT having it is far more expensive!

The service from dutchman about set up and tuning is worth the cost.

There is a lot of good solid engineering in the product. Worth the price!

I used other brakes, but none have been as smooth and adjustable, being able to feather the friction, as the dutchman.

300 bucks is one of the least expensive things I have added to the boat!
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Re: Dutchman boom brake

I agree that 300 is a small price to pay to keep from breaking stuff. My only problem is that I have a perfectly good boom break that is adjustable from the cockpit, but do like the Dutchman for its simplicity. Just need to rationalize the $300 to replace what I have now.
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